Here they are, today’s political law links

UNIONS AND COMPLAINT. “The Foundation for Accountability and Civic Trust alleges in its 109-page complaint that the DNC, Democratic political campaigns, and progressive outfits such as the notoriously-shadowy Democracy Alliance, through the efforts of former Clinton Administration honcho Harold Ickes’ Catalist LLC and NGP Van (which manages the DNC’s databases), are sharing voter lists, fundraising information, and other data for their congressional and presidential election campaigning.”

NO NEW RULES. LI Press. “The Internal Revenue Service says it won’t come out with new proposed rules for so-called dark money groups until late spring at the earliest, increasing the likelihood that no changes will take effect before the 2016 elections.”

MA: SUIT FOR PARITY FILED. WWLP. “‘There is no legitimate justification for allowing unions to contribute thousands of dollars to candidates, parties, and political committees, while completely banning any contributions from businesses,’ the lawsuit says, according to a copy provided to the News Service.”

ME: DISCLOSURE PROPOSAL. BDN. “Nonprofit organizations that spend money on political campaigns in Maine could be required to disclose their donors under a bill proposed by Sen. Tom Saviello, R-Wilton.”

MT: GOV. IN DARK. GF Tribune. “Friday’s fundraiser has GOP critics in a froth over what they say is hypocrisy from a governor who criticizes the evils of unlimited corporate contributions and undisclosed ‘dark money’ in one breath, and then seeks out corporate donations in in the nex.”

NM: NO FINE. ABQ Journal. “The Secretary of State’s Office has decided against fining former Public Regulation Commissioner Ben Hall for his use of public financing in his unsuccessful campaign for re-election last year.”

NY: COVERING CUOMO. NYDN. “State legislators say they are willing to enact a number of new ethics reforms, but they argue Gov. Cuomo should subject himself to more public disclosure as well.”

OR: URGENT REFORMS. “Oregon’s new Gov. Kate Brown says her first priorities in office will include broad ethics and public records reforms.”

VA: BID TO END TAX CREDIT FAILS. “A measure by state Sen. Chap Petersen (D-34th) to eliminate a state tax credit for political contributions was killed in a House subcommittee.”


Comments are closed.